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Shelton Harbor Restoration

June 29th, 2016 by Scott Steltzner · Comments Off on Shelton Harbor Restoration

We are pleased to announce the kickoff of a project designed to restore the Goldsborough and Shelton Creek estuaries in Shelton Harbor. When complete the project area and other high quality habitat in the harbor will be placed into permanent protection. Existing conditions. Conceptual design for the completed project. The overall project involves- Landowners: Simpson […]

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Tags: habitat · Salmon · Shellfish

Collier Boat Ramp and Jetty Restoration

November 20th, 2015 by Scott Steltzner · Comments Off on Collier Boat Ramp and Jetty Restoration

The Squaxin Island Tribe, working with our partner the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group http://spsseg.org/, recently completed a project to remove a boat ramp and large concrete structure that had  been used as a boat basin. Both of these structures blocked the natural movement of sediment down the beach. Why is this important? This […]

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Tags: habitat · Salmon · Uncategorized

Each dock counts towards hurting salmon

July 28th, 2015 by Scott Steltzner · Comments Off on Each dock counts towards hurting salmon

How much progress are we really making in restoring Puget Sound? On one hand, community partners get together with us here at the tribe and at local governments to push forward a few habitat restoration projects a year. At the very most. But, on the other end, dozens and dozens of shoreline development projects seem […]

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Tags: habitat · Salmon

Intertidal Forage Fish Training with WDFW, Its an Egg Hunt!

June 8th, 2015 by Candace Penn · Comments Off on Intertidal Forage Fish Training with WDFW, Its an Egg Hunt!

We were lucky enough to have Phillip Dionne from WDFW join us at the Natural Resource Department. He gave a presentation about forage fish and there critical habitat along the shores of Puget Sound. Forage fish lay their eggs in the sand-gravel beach zone as well as the outer tide flats. A substantial amount of […]

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Tags: habitat · Salmon

Report Derelict Gear

June 5th, 2014 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Report Derelict Gear

What is derelict gear? Derelict fishing gear includes fishing nets, lines, crab and shrimp traps or other equipment that is abandoned or lost in the marine environment. Derelict fishing gear is long-lasting marine debris that poses many problems to people and to marine animals, including: Entangling divers and swimmers; Trapping and wounding or killing fish, […]

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Restoring Mission Creek At Priest Point Park

June 25th, 2013 by Scott Steltzner · Comments Off on Restoring Mission Creek At Priest Point Park

ThurstonTalk http://www.thurstontalk.com published a piece on a proposed restoration project in lower Budd Inlet.  As the article points out, cooperative projects that involve multiple agencies will be necessary to achieve recovery in Puget Sound. By SarahJoy Smith Priest Point Park is an oasis right at the edge of Olympia. The park is 341 acres in […]

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Tags: habitat · Salmon

New report points out connection between restoring habitat and strong fisheries

May 7th, 2013 by jdickison · Comments Off on New report points out connection between restoring habitat and strong fisheries

Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report yesterday that connects habitat restoration with fisheries. As the title of the report says, essentially, “More habitat means more fish.” From the announcement: “Investing in coastal and estuarine habitat restoration is essential not only for the […]

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Budd Inlet Creosote Removal

February 19th, 2013 by Scott Steltzner · Comments Off on Budd Inlet Creosote Removal

For the second time in a year and half the Squaxin Island Tribe has partnered with the Department of Natural Resources creosote removal program. Click the link below to watch a video about the latest project put together by KING 5 news. Creosote Removal

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Tags: habitat · Water Quality

Johns Creek conditions after the Powerline 2 fire

October 11th, 2012 by eoconnell · Comments Off on Johns Creek conditions after the Powerline 2 fire

Earthfix has the news on the aftermath of the Powerline 2 fire on the Johns Creek watershed: “The fire burned all the way down to the water,” says John Konovsky, environmental program manager for the Squaxin Island Tribe. “It’s in a steep ravine and you look up the hillside and all you see is all […]

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Budd/Deschutes Environmental Stewardship Coalition signing ceremony

December 1st, 2011 by eoconnell · Comments Off on Budd/Deschutes Environmental Stewardship Coalition signing ceremony

Here is a video featuring the speakers at the Budd/Deschutes Environmental Stewardship Coalition signing ceremony earlier this week.

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Tags: habitat